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david axelrod again. they are stepping all over the story. every time they send someone from the administration out, they contradict what someone else said before. david axelrod said the first day this happened the president said it was a terrorist attack. then david plouffe says later in the days after, it wasn't clear that the attack was an attack of terror. by the way, senator corker, he questions why f.b.i. agents haven't been able to get to that country. their excuse is it's too unsafe and bad news on the ground. why did we not know that earlier and why didn't ambassadorsteins have protection? >> dana: when you -- you have been following this, i know very closely. >> greg: absolutely. all i've been thinking about it. >> dana: is everything clear as mud at this point? gues >> greg: billy carter handled it better. you remember his fray in politics into libya. you can learn a lot about somebody through the acquaintance it. obama hired more bozeo than barnum bailey. maybe al-qaeda was opening up for siegfried and roy in vegas. that san explanation. but he cares more -- this
's debate. president obama is in nevada for two days of practice sessions with david axelrod and david plouff. mitt romney is counting on his secret weapon, ann, out on the trail. >> this country is ready for a turnaround. this country is ready -- this country is ready for mitt romney. >> joining me now, a man who knows quite a lot about mitt romney's debate preparation, his senior advisor, former senator jim tallent. welcome to you. >> good to be with you, piers. >> how is he getting on, the candidate? because this is potentially a make or break debate for mitt romney. >> yeah, it certainly is a big debate and a big debate for the country. well, he's worked hard. the president is a good debater and he's been in this -- on this spotlight before, so you know, governor romney is probably a little bit the underdog but i think he's going to be ready. he's going to be ready on the issues which is really what this election's about. >> there's a massive game at the moment of both sides downplaying expectation. so far, even if mitt romney just makes the stage, you guys could declare a triumph
lowering expectations. david axelrod started talking to me, the president's really out of practice. it's been so long since he's been on a podium like this. they are systematically trying to say if romney scores, it doesn't matter. it will matter. that's what we'll tune in for. >> mitt romney, know know we kn high negativenegatives. perhaps a likeability problem. >> zingers and one liners in presidential debates resonate because they fit within a larger narrative. i'll tell you now the two campaigns understand this about the narrative. the obama campaign has been better at framing it around mitt romney than mitt romney has been framing it around the president. the obama campaign believes even if there are devastating or memorable zingers, if they don't fit within the narrative which they believe they control, it won't last and alter the underlying dynamics of this race. the romney campaign fears that might be true but wants to try its very best to alter that narrative. >> what about president obama? will we see the competitive president obama that privately people say really dislikes m
, the white house message doesn't make sense because the campaign spokesperson from yesterday, david axelrod and david plouffe, the other one on the campaign, they actually didn't have the same story yesterday. the question that remains for america and this is not a partisan question. it's at what point did the director of national intelligence know that what the white house was saying was wrong? why did they let the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, go on five sunday shows and repeat falsehoods and take three more days to finally say it right and still they want to say that they didn't get anything wrong. >> gretchen: you're supposing that susan rice was told to say that. >> i would hope not. i find had -- i do find it hard to believe she would have gone out and said something false if she knew it. >> steve: she said the same thing over and over. it looked rehearsed. >> i just don't believe she would have said something that was not true. i find that hard to believe. >> eric: we talk a lot about what had been going on for the 2 1/2 weeks since the obama administration finally said it was a prepl
these questions with very few words. he has a small team of adviser around him including david axelrod, former white house communications director anita dunn. and also brian, one of the president's economic adviser. they are not talking about some of the specifics, what's going on behind the scenes. one thing they are saying publicly is they are trying to lower expectations, talking about how the president has not had a lot of time to practice because he has been very busy with his day job. talking about how mitt romney spent a lot of time practicing, how he had all the practice during the republican primaries and even the president last night during a grassroots event in las vegas was playing the expectations game. >> folks are speculating already on who will have the best zingers. >> you are sclm. >> i don't know about that. who will put the most points the bar 12 b bar? >> you are! >> reporter: senator john kerry will be playing the role of mitt romney as in those practice debates with the president. that's important for would reasons. first of all, he knows mitt romney well because he is f
. a point where you have to walk away and be yourself. you had david axelrod say to you the other day that the romney campaign has had more preparation for this than it took to invade normandy so, you know, everybody is setting this funny bar of the other guy's so great. he's unbeatable. >> trying to set expectations low so it will be easy to see them. has this reached the point of absurdity. >> we in the media, what's going to happen in this first debate? what do people think is actually going to happen that -- we've seen thousands of hours, and we haven't seen them together, but other than one of them saying the most horrific thing, what do we think is going to happen that we haven't seen before with these guys? what are we waiting for? >> there's some hope that we will not be aiming towards immedia mediocrity and these two guys are the smartest guys we have available to fix the problems, yet they themselves trying to get to the middle. >> let's get to the last three topics, light nirng round, texting while parenting. the "wall street journal" wrote an article positing that text and
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